DHL launches global fulfillment platform for online retailers

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DHL Parcel and DHL eCommerce have launched a global solution for the e-commerce fulfillment needs of retailers with a global fulfillment platform and new fulfillment centers in the UK, the Americas and Southeast Asia.

The new IT platform provides seamless access to a network of fulfillment centers and is closely integrated with DHL’s shipping capabilities to enable customers to meet their fulfillment and shipping requirements. DHL is investing in this platform as well as in expanding its fulfillment centers in key international markets, enabling retailers to reach their consumers worldwide.

Jürgen Gerdes, CEO of the Post – eCommerce – Parcel division at Deutsche Post DHL Group, said, “Without seamless and reliable logistics processes, the current e-commerce boom would be inconceivable. The physical storage of ordered goods, their picking and packaging, the global shipping and delivery to the end-user’s front door or desired address – we now offer all of this in even more markets and from one single source. By further internationalizing our fulfillment portfolio we will be able to do even more to help online retailers tap into new regions and benefit from the global e-commerce boom.”

With existing fulfillment centers in the USA, Mexico, Colombia, Hong Kong, India, Australia, Germany, and now in the UK and Southeast Asia, DHL already covers major e-commerce markets. Situated near London on an area covering 6,500m² (70,000ft²), the latest addition to the fulfillment network offers great potential for same-day processing for the Greater London area due to the center’s good transport links.

The new IT platform allows DHL to provide online retailers with access to all of these important e-commerce regions from a single source. This ensures simple and secure data synchronization as well as an easy connection to new business locations or regions since a reintegration is no longer required.

“Online retailers don’t have to look for new logistics partners anymore if they want to expand their international reach,” added Gerdes. “By directly integrating the new DHL solution into the webshop of the relevant retailer, the business can access different reporting options in real time and view current order data, for example, or the stock of individual products.”

April 3, 2018

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